Posted this in Darvon NBC Sport thread and just going to repost here
I'm expecting this network to bid HEAVILY!!! on the Thursday Night Football Package that was discussed in the new CBA. NFL has already proven that it's not afraid of putting the games on Cable ( see ESPN+Monday Night Football) and getting the Thursday Night Football package would definitely increase the visibility of the Network and cause an automatic increase in carriers and the fees that come with them. Also in an unrelated Football Note,NHL definitely will probably benefit this re branding as NHL carries most of their Network games on Versus anyway and just re-upped their contract with them.